The Thorny catfishes are a very interesting and diverse group of catfish. For the first time we were able to import the very slender species Nemadoras elongatus, which can attain a maximum length of 12-15 cm. At the first glimpse the fish remind one in the Hassar species. And, in fact the behaviour of Nemadoras is very similar to that of Hassar. They are peaceful schooling fish that are always moving and who like some current in the tank.
Nemadoras are undemanding feeders, which readily take any type of usual ornamental fish food. However, one should take care that the major part of the food is based on meat. The chemical composition of the water is of lesser meaning for the keeping of the fish, any usual tap water will do.
The tank for Nemadoras should have a lot of open space that allows swimming. Plants are not destroyed, but very dense plants can lead to unpleasant situations for the fish may get entangled in them. Nemadoras are ideal community fish for large tanks with tetras etc..
For our customers: the fish have code 272482 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Nemadoras: means “Doras with threads”; Doras is another genus of catfish. elongatus: means “elongate, slender”.
Suggestion of a common name: Slender Thorny Catfish
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
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|Verfügbare Größe in cm||6-8|